Reece Hirsch - Intrusion

Tuesday, February 10, 2015 - 5:30pm

Intrusion begins when a powerful client summons lawyer Chris Bruen for a midnight meeting. Zapper, the world’s most popular search engine, has been compromised and its most valuable asset—search algorithms—stolen. The company suspects that this most recent instance in a wave of high-tech crimes originated in China, and that the government itself is behind the systematic theft of US intellectual property.

Chris travels to China to search for evidence that will link the intrusion to the People’s Liberation Army. With remote assistance from Zoey Doucet, the head of his firm’s computer forensics lab and his maybe-girlfriend, Chris uncovers information that takes him even deeper into the shadowy world of cybercrime. Now he is trapped in a foreign land with a hard drive containing information that puts his life in jeopardy. In this secretive world of Big Data, Chris will risk everything to fight an elusive enemy as far-reaching as the Internet itself.

Reece Hirsch is the author of three thrillers that draw upon his background as a privacy and data security attorney. His first book, The Insider, was a finalist for the 2011 International Thriller Writers Award for Best First Novel. Hirsch is a partner in the San Francisco office of an international law firm and co-chair of its privacy and cybersecurity practice. He is also a member of the board of directors of 826 National and the Valentino Achak Deng Foundation. 

Location: 
1 Ferry Building
San Francisco, CA 94111
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$15.95
ISBN: 9781477827239
Availability: Special Order
Published: Thomas & Mercer - December 9th, 2014

When a powerful client summons him for a midnight meeting, lawyer Chris Bruen knows something is very wrong. Zapper, the world's most popular search engine, has been compromised and its most valuable asset--search algorithms--stolen.